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Thursday, November 3

12:30pm EDT

FOLIO: A New Open Source Library Services Platform (Sponsored by EBSCO)
RSVP Required - Lunch provided at 39 Rue de Jean

Traditionally, the library services platform (LSP) has focused on providing a comprehensive, all-in-one solution for the management of library operations. Yet, at the same time, the traditional LSP has not been able to fulfill all needs. Indeed, as one size does not fit all, libraries increasingly look at adopting tools that provide much desired functionality underserved by the LSP. These tools run the gamut from stand-alone discovery, to integration with learning environments, support for financials, integration of institutional repositories, deployment of self-check systems, and much more.

This presentation will discuss FOLIO, a new library and vendor collaboration that has been developing a new open source library services platform. The presenter will discuss the principles of extensibility, allowing any library or developer to readily develop and deploy applications. And the presenter will look at the ideas behind ‘supported open source’ in which multiple service providers will provide end-to-end services for the open source FOLIO platform.

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Neil Block

Vice President, Global Open Source Innovation, EBSCO

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
39 Rue de Jean 39 John Street, Charleston, SC 29401

12:45pm EDT

Really Open, or Really Shut Away? How Do Researchers Discover that Elusive Open Access Content?
As the sheer volume of Open Access publications increases, one the most significant emergent challenges is discoverability. The OA content that publishers and authors create may well be free and available in theory, but how do readers find it?

Open Access content is everywhere - in institutional repositories, via OAPEN and DOAJ and on publisher's own websites - but researchers have a hard time locating exactly the quality-assured content are looking for, especially when it comes to relevant Gold Open Access content.

In this session, a distinguished panel of experts from across the scholarly publishing landscape will discuss the challenges brought about by the widespread shift to Open Access models, and the ways in which discoverability of appropriate peer-reviewed Open Access content can be addressed.

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Byron Russell

Head, Ingenta Connect, Ingenta
As Head of Ingenta Connect, I provide overall leadership and management of the commercial activities for Ingenta's flagship product, Ingenta Connect, providing content management solutions to 250+ publisher clients and 25,000 registered academic libraries. We've just launched Ingenta... Read More →

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Cesar Berrios-Otero

Business Development Manager, F1000
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Eileen Lawrence

Senior Vice President, Alexander Street
I'm passionate about food (vegan), music (opera), theatre (put me in New York), friends (are family), and work (a happy addict). Passionate about new Alexander Street projects -- food studies; 20th-century Islam; disabilities; social work; borders and migration; classical scores (1.3... Read More →
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David Sommer

Product Director and Co-founder, Kudos
David is Product Director and Co-founder of Kudos - the award winning service for researchers, institutions and publishers to help maximise the impact of published work. David has over 20 years' of experience in the global publishing industry, having held senior technology and sales... Read More →
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Charles Thomas Watkinson

AUL, Publishing, University of Michigan Library
I'm AUL for Publishing at University of Michigan Library and Director of University of Michigan Press. I'm particularly interested in next-gen institutional repositories, the future of ebook collections and acquisitions, and how books can also get to participate in the networked digital... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Friday, November 4

12:45pm EDT

Moving from Reclaiming to Reclaimed: The Big Picture and a Case Study of a Trending Initiative
66% — that’s how many libraries claim space reclamation as a priority according to the early findings of a recent ProQuest survey. 55% of these libraries have spent the last five years or more focusing on space reclamation, putting our industry at an interesting crossroads: while many of our peers are in the planning stage, many others are in the thick of the redevelopment stage.

During this lively lunch, we’ll explore all aspects of this trending initiative, discussing the big picture presented by the findings of ProQuest’s survey, the specifics of what made space reclamation projects work—or not work—for a few individual libraries and what all of this means for users’ evolving expectations of the virtual experiences offered by their libraries. Through informal surveys and open-ended discussion questions inspired by the aforementioned survey's findings, we’ll facilitate continuation of a conversation that many librarians are having on a smaller scale. Attendees will leave with a better idea of how to introduce—or continue to strategically support—this space reclamation initiatives at their own libraries. Participation will be encouraged through online polls and surveys throughout the presentation.


Miri Botzer

Product Manager, Ex Libris

Robert Hollandsworth

Economics, Finance & PRTM Librarian, Learning Commons Coordinator, Clemson University

Kevin Stehr

VP, North America Sales, ProQuest

Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Carolina Ballroom A, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403